The Hump Day Hump

What goes up must come down. That darn gravity thing. I love how my training week last week went up. It was awesome. This week, I am feeling bugged by the hump day hump. I hit it and stumbled. And yes, I know it is just a day. And even though part of me is bummed I am behind training there is a bigger part that doesn't feel too bad and that is because of this girl.

I am heads over hills in love with this girl.

And this was her response to all the cracker crumbs she left me on the couch Sunday night. In all reality, the first version was much better but once she caught me trying to film her the theatrics died down a bit. She even got dear hubby singing outside in the garden due to her first version.

Fast forward a day and she eagerly jumped on board to be my photographer and took this photo of me after I did my 6 mile run, 2:50 plank, and 15 minutes of yoga after work.

She is pretty darn talented or am I biased?

Then this happened.

Yep, she lost her tooth. In fact, I pulled it out for her. It had been bugging her. She could only eat a grape tomato for lunch. I tried to see if her tooth was ready to be pulled after school but she cried "ouch!". I stopped. I made pasta for dinner thinking that would be painless for her but nope. She finally turned to me and asked me to try again with the promise to stop if she said ouch. Okay - deal. I pulled. She said ouch. I showed her the tooth in my hand.

This brings me to my hump. She wanted me home this morning to see what the Tooth Fairy brought. I told her I was going to the gym before work. She said okay but I had a change of heart at 2:00 am and then overslept. But how often do you lose your 4th tooth? Yep, once! And as much as I want to stick to my training plan and demonstrate keeping fitness a key component of life, I had a bigger lesson to share today. Darling daughter comes first. She really does each and every day and this was something special. The gym will always be there for me. Today I was there for her and yes, she grinned from ear to ear when she saw me this morning.

Daily Gratitude: I am thankful God gave me darling daughter.
Daily Affirmation: I live a balanced life.

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  1. Awww. You've made me so nostalgic for when my boys were young. It's such a fleeting time but it's just so special. Enjoy every minute!

  2. As my wife and I struggle with the fact that our oldest will be leaving home for college in a few months, I have to say I really agree with your choice to put your daughter first. It seems like just yesterday we were checking in the morning to see what the Tooth Fairy left. The gym will always be there.

  3. A 2:50 plank?? I'm totally impressed. My older son (almost 6 yo) lost his third tooth a few days ago. I love his enthusiasm about it!


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